The Scottish electro-dance project Sweeney Straddles The Sun releases the LP Tarantula in January 2017.
Think Kraftwerk / Devo and you are heading on the right lines, as Jason Sweeney espouses of a new world order. Angular sparks of laser strobes are compressed by recoiling springs whilst darts of synthetics suddenly launch themselves across the room as vocal bounces across the ears akin to a ’70s Space Invaders video game.
For those of us who still recall green and black computer screens there is a delightful recollection of the clarity in the output – for those used to colour screens it may seem a little binary and my thoughts are – re-calibrate and re-approach Keep The Workforce Strong as it sparks of the realities of the dystopian divisional work-places, housing, shopping habits and social hierarchy of the latter part of the ’10s and more powerful for its stark contrasts.
Tarantula is an LP that has taken a while to mature due to the realities of day to day life, where priorities have to be selected and desires put on hold.
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